MAJ Cydni Vandiver

Title: Faculty - History & Government
Department: Social Science/Busin Administr Division
Phone: (575) 624-8311
Office: Willson Hall 208

FALL 2017 Schedule
Course IDSecCourse NameHS/JC
HIS 00702Global StudiesHS
HIS 00706Global StudiesHS
HIS 01103World History/Geog AHS
HIS 01104World History/Geog AHS
HIS 01105World History/Geog AHS
Cydni Vandiver
Educational Background:

M.A., Southern Methodist University, History, 2013

B.A., Texas Woman's University, Major: History, 2007

2009 to Present, New Mexico Military Institute, Instructor, History
2008 - 2009, Southern Methodist University, Desk Operations Coordinator, Residence Life and Student Housing
2007 - 2008, Southern Methodist University, Hall Director, Residence Life and Student Housing
Honors, Awards and Publications:
Funk Professorship, New Mexico Military Institute, 2012-2013

Organizations and Committees:

NMMI Faculty Senate, Secretary, 2011-present
NMMI Technology in Education Committee, Co-Chair, 2012-Present
Application Committee for the National School of Character, Member, 2013-Present

CPT Cydni Vandiver completed writing and defending her thesis in the spring semester of 2013.  Her thesis, “What’s a Nice Girl Like You Want to Do that For?”: World War II, Working Women, Homemakers, and a Spiritual Question in the Methodist Church, studies the role the Methodist Church had in women’s, especially mother’s, lives from 1941 to 1949.  She found that the Church’s rhetoric toward women was similar to popular sentiment at the time, saying that mothers should no longer work; as their work in the war, while necessary, was detrimental to the family, leading to increased juvenile delinquency rates and broken homes.  However, the Church found that women returning to the homes did not bring stability and the family was still in crisis; therefore, the Methodist Church began to reevaluate roles within the family, encouraging not only women, but also men, to take a more active role in their children’s lives, starting the shift within the Methodist Church to a more egalitarian family.